The GAPS Diet

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of,  Gut and Psychology Syndrome  and creator of the GAPS DIET, links the connection between abnormal gut flora and a compromised immune system. And a compromised immune system can lead to sickness and disease.

 I believe that my immune system has been compromised since I’ve been a child. As a child, I was plagued by food allergies. Through my teenage years, I was on and off antibiotics for acne. I developed chronic eczema, PMS and chronic constipation. Then in my late-thirties, I was stricken with chronic Lyme and was on long term antibiotic therapy for about 10 years.  Tests showed that I had abnormally high range of candida in my intestinal tract and my blood. I was positive for Irritable Bowel Syndrome,  Hypochlorhydria, (low stomach acid) and Leaky Gut Syndrome.

I was the perfect candidate for the GAPS DIET – a healing diet that restores normal gut flora and heals your gut. The Gaps Diet is the elimination of foods that are known to stay in the gut, damage the gut wall, and feed pathogenic bacteria, viruses, candida, and fungi. This would mean all grains, all starchy vegetables, sugar and anything made with it, starchy beans and peas, and lactose. Soy is to be avoided also.

For more information, go to my posts: The GAPS DIET & GUT FLORA , WHY I AM ON THE GAPS DIET  and

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